Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday's Quote

I found this in a card that I bought to give to Andrea. I thought it hit right on target with all the changes in both of our lives.

"As one door is closed in your life, a new one opens before you. Take a moment to pause briefly at this threshold, and know that you are moving forward and that is for the best. Approach this new door with great confidence in your heart, for you have so much to offer and so much to look forward to. Open each new door with trust, holding your hopes and dreams very near...
knowing that the world is waiting for the goodness and the love you carry with you.
M.E. Miro'

A good blog friend Cheryl told me once that "When God closes a door ...He opens a window".
The door closing for me was a job that I really enjoy. Due to lack of funding the job was not open at the time. Right now I am sub-teaching at the same school. A job maybe open that doesn't have benefits ( I need insurance since my husband is self-employed). I have prayed for guidance and while the decision is not yet clear...I know that God will guide me in the right direction. Do I take the job with no benefits or do I wait for funding to come in for my old job to open that has benefits( while waiting keep sub-teaching)? Pray for God to give me clear direction in this.

For Andrea....the door that closed was high school. She is moving into a different phase in her life. A phase that I know she will excell in. While we miss her like crazy...I know that she is safe and learning to prepare for her future. Pray for her to stay strong in her faith and to stay focused on her studies.

Thanks for all your comments, encouragement and especially prayers!!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!!

10 comments:

Blessed One said...

That was a wonderful quote - thanks for sharing it with us. Am praying for your family. New direction and beginnings can be scary sometimes, but they can be exciting too. Try to enjoy the new journey you both are on. Blessings!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, how I am praying for you! I know God will see you through and open that window. Holding your daughter in my prayers, too, as she begins this new season of her life. I love the quote you shared!

Cheryl said...

Darlene,

I'm so sorry! These job changes and such are so hard. I know, I'm still dealing with it. But, we have to have faith that God is steering us. It will work out, it is just kind of bumpy till you get settled.

So, we pray...

The card for Andrea is great.

Melanie said...

Such a great quote and so very true! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Have a great week, Darlene!

Kimberly said...

Praying for you and for your daughter! So glad you are safe in His hands!

Love,
K

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I have heard this quote before--I think I bought someone a card with those words imprinted in it. I enjoyed your post.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Darlene, I will be praying for you as well. And I know the Lord will make a way. He has something better for both of you. Hugz Lorie

Christina said...

I will pray for your situation and I will pray for your daughter starting this new phase of her life.

Beloved MaMa said...

Thanks for sharing your heart! Paying for you in this moment.
Blessings.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis..
got back from camp and needed to come by and give you a ((Hugz)) and say heloo *smile*. You know what?? When God closes a door, it stays shut because he doesn't want you to go back or look back, Why??? because he has a bigger door waiting for you to open!! whoo hoo

Hugz Lorie